Ukraine to leave Russia-dominated alliance

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Thursday, March 20, 2014


KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine's security chief says that the country has decided to leave Russia-dominated alliance of ex-Soviet nations.

Andriy Parubiy, the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council secretary, said Wednesday it has made a decision to exit the Moscow-dominated Commonwealth of Independent States, a loose alliance of 11 former Soviet nations.

The move follows Russia's takeover of the Crimean peninsula. (AP)

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